Morris Arboretum Celebrates Arbor Day


Unearth the Science of Flowers at Morris Arboretum’s Arbor Day Family Day on Saturday, April 29 from 11am-3pm.  Did you know that flowers are just one organ on a plant?  And that their main purpose is to make the next generation of plants?  Dig into the science of flowers with Morris Arboretum scientists who will present the four whorls of a flower, introduce some plant families, and consider how humans use flowers and fruits. At stations throughout the garden, guests may craft their own artfully designed bandana using flowers, explore the secret meaning of flowers and create a personal card using this age-old language.

This event, open to all visitors, is free with garden admission and also gives 4thand 5th grade Girl Scouts the opportunity to earn their “Flowers” badge.  For more information, please call 215-247-5777 or refer to the web site,

Morris Arboretum is a 92-acre horticultural display garden that features a spectacular collection of mature trees in a beautiful and colorful landscape.  The official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, effective 1988, Morris Arboretum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Photo Credit: Arnold Winkler

Pictured here:  Volunteer Gert Pottichen, Girl Scout Troop 578 members, Felicia Heiter, Abigail DeMartino, Michaelera Santarlas, Juanita Fernandez, and Girl Scout Troop 5336 member, Cassandra Keene